The Echo Society is a Los Angeles based collective of like-minded composers, musicians and artists who gather together to share new sonic and visual art locally. There is so much beauty in what these people are doing. Last Thursday, they got to share that beauty with a sold out audience for their first ever installment.
A seriously talented ten piece orchestra, conducted by ASCAP composer, Joseph Trapanese performed sample tracks from numerous composers at the historic Mack Sennett Studios near Silverlake, and it was a truly inspired evening. Mack Sennett Studios, named for renowned producer of the same name was constructed in 1916 and has recently been remodeled to a beautiful space for artists to showcase their work. Originally a silent movie theatre, the studio space has evolved into a platform for “film, television, advertising, music, fashion and art industries, as well as large-scale events.”
The place is stunning—an eclectic combination of rustic and modern, with high ceilings and wooden walls. This particular evening began with cocktails from Lillet and Fair Quinoa Vodka in the lobby to the tune of DJ Mileece’s literally electronic motifs. The room filled, and the orchestra took their places, readying themselves to present their renditions of composers’ favorites.
Leading the performance was Nathan Johnson with Faux Fix, whose harmonies floated through the air, gathering attention from all in the room. Melodious vocals were soon replaced with the marriage of orchestra and electronica.
Lineup for the evening:
Nathan Johnson (with Faux Fix) – One of These Days
Benjamin Wynn (Deru) – Black Snow
Judson Crane – Alter Peak
Joseph Trapanese – Northern Light
Rob Simonsen – Warmth For Wolves
Jeremy Zuckerman – Far Away Storms
Brendan Angelides (Eskmo) – Polar Bear and Blackbirds
Faux Fix – Little Smokestacks
Neel Hammond, Lucia Micarelli – Violins
Jeanie Lim – Viola
Jake Braun – Cello
Ian Walker – Bass
Amy Tatum, Gina Luciani – Flutes
Justin Hageman, Danielle Ondarza – Horns
James Sullivan – Bass Clarinet
Neel Hammond, Lucia Micarelli
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